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Free Music Downloads for Kelly Clarkson

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has become a familiar voice on the radio and television as she continues to delivery amazing new songs with incredible vocals that continue to skyrocket her farther up the charts. Thanks to the power of the Internet there are many sites where you can find free music downloads of her work to hear for yourself how powerful her music and voice really is.

As you download her music you can enjoy it almost anywhere you go – from your car to your computer at work and your portable iPod thanks to MP3 formats that most of the songs come in. This universal music format is widely recognized by almost all music players and stereo systems today and is the standard format for delivering audio content on the Internet.

In fact, many American idol winners and contestants are offering up their tunes for listening online. You can find a number of sites that offer samplings of their music, both complete CD’s and selected tracks that you can transfer to your music player and listen to offline. Part of the immense power of the Internet is how quickly and easily it is to get songs to fans and help build up support for a particular artist. There is virtually no cost associated with it and with a click of a mouse the tracks can be sent around the world to fans even in remote parts of the rain forest in South America!

If you want to find out more about how to get songs and albums downloaded to your computer check out underground websites and fan discussion sites where you will find people talking about the latest places to obtain and listen to a wide variety of musical creations.

How To Choose The Right Music Download Sites For Your PSP!

In considering the “right” music download site for your requirements you have to know what you want. In general, PSP users fall into three categories, the first one could be labelled “price insensitive” (PSP users who have deep pockets), the second category the ‘freebie’ seekers and the third category will include PSP users who have been in the first category and are now finding that sourcing PSP music to be quite expensive.

Quite often, PSP users who would now prefer to have cheap or free PSP music are more often opting to search for “free” content download sites. These exist, most of these are bad in the sense that you can end up downloading a lot of viruses or broken link music files-which is not what you really want.

To be sure, there are PSP users that really dig searching for these P2P sites and “technically savvy” enough to overcome any of the spyware or Trojan problems that they may get. In fact for some this is actually a thrill. Hopefully, you are not in this category. It would be fair to say that most consumers want the most value for the least hassle.

If you are tempted to go down the freebie route – please don’t. Take it from me, you will end up with more hassles than it’s worth. The bottom line is that free doesn’t always mean free.

You may already be the owner of an iPod, in addition to your PSP, if so then the best way to go for the iPod is to download from iTunes or Napster, even if it costs $.99 per download. However, you may not be aware that there are differences in the file format for playing in PSP and an iPod. Fortunately, these differences are not difficult to overcome. So, if you are looking, primarily for music for a PSP then you’re going to have to source a download site that specialises in downloading music specifically for your PSP.

6 options to consider in choosing the right music download sites for your PSP are listed below:

It is always wise before doing anything to research especially as far as music download sites are concerned.

Research has shown that most purchases are a result of an “impulse” decision. Many times these work out though often they don’t. As the initial starting step, one should look first at the search engines. What you will notice initially if you search for free download sites are many “torrent” (P2P) sites offering free downloads. Avoid these for the reasons mentioned above!

What do I do now?

You’re probably thinking, if paying per download is too expensive and freebie sites are too dangerous then what can I do? One, sensible option is to look at a category of site known as an unlimited download site. These sites will charge for a lifetime membership or a yearly membership – it’s best to go for a lifetime membership as this should cost no more than $40. However, it is prudent to remember that not all sites are created equal and there are some very poor quality sites out there! Therefore, I will now go into more detail to help you select the right music download sites for you.

1. Variety is the spice of life

Range, if there’s plenty of choice in the site then it is more likely to be good quality. There are quite a few PSP sites that will lean more heavily towards one style of music over another simply because most PSP sites cater for gamers not music lovers. However, there are quite a few sites out there that have as much choice in music as some of the iPod dedicated sites.

2. A large selection of music files must be available

This is important because the site can have an extensive range of styles but very little choice of music within the styles. As mentioned beforehand there are a number of PSP sites which claim to have a large selection of files but they don’t. The best PSP music download sites will not only have current but older music as well.

3. The PSP site must come with free and extensive media downloading software

The good thing about these sites, is that most of them do provide adequate to excellent software. However, it does bear checking that the software the site provides is compatible with your PC and your PSP otherwise you’re wasting your money.

4. High download speed is a must

Even if you have a high-speed DSL connection you can only download or upload as fast as the ‘other modem’ connection will permit you to. Your average download should take no more and 5 to 10 seconds for music but obviously downloading a video, or even a music video is going to take longer simply because of the file size – so please take file size into consideration.

5. Navigation must be easy

The benchmark for easy navigation would have to be iTunes or Napster. Luckily many of the sites have interfaces that are easily navigable. However, I have come across some sites that provide great music but are an absolute nightmare to navigate through to get the music. I can’t be bothered with wasting time so why should you! A bad navigation area to me means a bad site-so if you find a site which you have difficulty searching for music then you’re on the wrong site.

Ironically, the not so good sites can have very flashy membership areas so don’t be fooled by appearance.

6. Technical assistance is extremely important

As with all things in life, not everything works according to plan. Even with a very good site there may still be files that are either corrupted or have broken links. Sometimes this is a technical issue sometimes not but it’s always reassuring to know if there is a problem that there is a quick solution. The very best sites, have a 24-hour turnaround in support. You should accept nothing less however you also have to remember that if you are paying $40 then don’t expect instant problem-solving.

Legal Mp3 Music Downloads

Legal mp3 music downloads have become increasingly popular these days. This is because you can download lots of music or audio and it can be stored by occupying a very small storage space. As we all know, music is a worldwide medium that has mass appeal. Lately, less and less people have been buying CDs and many are now downloading online. This can be attributed to the amount of music download websites and the increase in the popularity of the mp3 players.

Most people choose to download music instead of buying CD’s, mainly because the price of a whole CD can be rather expensive when compared to the cost of music downloads. These downloads are really convenient, because you can play your downloads on an ipod, mp3 player and your computer. You can be sure that people will always be looking for a legal way to download their favorite mp3 songs, recorded by their favorite artists, without having to worry about getting into trouble.

You don’t have to search much on the internet to find many legal mp3 music download websites, that have a huge music library from which to download your favorite music. You will find all types of music to suit any music lover. Downloading from these music websites is not at all hard, in fact you will find it to be very easy. Just be careful to make sure that you are getting the original artist.

Since these music files are downloaded from websites on the internet, there have been some issues about whether it is legal to share, but this does not discourage the desire to the download of one’s favorite music.